This recognition takes the form of a certificate of achievement, an insignia pin, a cord that can be worn at graduation as well as the chance to earn scholarship funds.
The mission of the Omicron-Psi Honor Society is to encourage the continuation of educational pursuits, to supply scholarship applications to members, to encourage their participation in the scholarship program, to provide scholarships from monies received through membership dues, to be of service to the members and to provide referrals and/or references upon request.
In addition, their mission is to have members commit to a life of honor and integrity, to provide service in the home, community and workplace, as well as to display duty to their country.
Students eligible for induction into the Omicron-Psi National Honor Society at SUNY Potsdam must have one of the following qualifying criteria for a Non-Traditional Student:
In addition, students must have All of the following:
College and community involvement will also be taken into consideration; however, the criteria listed above are the primary factors for consideration.
A large number of non-traditional students become eligible for this honor society each year.
One benefit of being inducted into this honor society is the availability of scholarships for members. Omicron-Psi has awarded $3,100.00 in scholarships to SUNY Potsdam members.
All applications for scholarships have to be submitted by June to be reviewed.
Applications may be submitted online at http://www.omicron-psi.com beginning in January each year. An induction ceremony is held in May.
Louise Tyo, Director of Student & Family Transitions